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'The Voice Live' tour is a blast
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 01:55 am
We've all watched "The Voice" on television and rooted for its singers. But few of us have had the opportunity to experience the show live.

Realizing this, the powers that be behind America's favorite singing competition have arranged it so that "The Voice" could come to "the venue" in each fan's backyard.

'Artist to Watch' Echosmith hammers out musical success
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 01:35 pm
Eight months after releasing their debut album, "Talking Dreams," the four Sierota siblings - Sydney, 17 (vocals/keyboard); Jamie, 21 (vocals/guitar); Noah, 18 (vocals/bass); and Graham, 15 (drums) - better known as Echosmith - are an MTV "Artist to Watch."
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel enlivens downtown Niagara Falls with outdoor entertainment
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The outdoor area surrounding Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls will have a high-energy vibe on weekends this summer.
Colbie Caillat, Johnny Mathis perform at Seneca Niagara
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:10 pm
September will be a month for singer-songwriters at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as Colbie Caillat and Johnny Mathis are booked to perform inside the 2,400-seat Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
Artpark: Ringo All Starr Todd Rundgren Q&A
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
Sophia Smith recently had the opportunity to interview Todd Rundgren, the musical genius who will visit Artpark Tuesday as part of Ringo Starr's All Starr band concert (6:30 p.m.)
Alton Brown announces new US tour dates, including stop in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:15 pm
Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown announced the return of "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," on the heels of the successful inaugural run to 46 U.S. cities. Brown will bring his tour to the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Caleb Johnson is crowned new 'American Idol'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:50 am
"American Idol XIII" came to a rock-tastic close Wednesday as wild child Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Johnson, 23, from Asheville, North Carolina, emerged as America's top choice following Tuesday night's extremely close vote.
'The Voice': Josh Kaufman wins
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:00 am
Josh Kaufman was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday night, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season six.
'Dancing With The Stars': Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy take home mirrorball trophy
Wed, May 21st 2014 10:55 am
After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the cha cha to the foxtrot to the Viennese waltz and beyond, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing With The Stars" season 18 champions on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014-15 season-ticket prices
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the prices for season-ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. The prices for season tickets have increased by 4 percent from 2013-14, which amounts to roughly $1 to $4 more per game, depending on seat location, but will remain among the most affordable in the NHL, officials said.

"We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," said Sabres president Ted Black. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing."

Accordingly, as an added benefit this year, season ticket holders can earn up to a 6.5 percent rebate, which is added to their SabreBucks card, if their account is renewed by June 23.

Disney Channel's 'Girl Meets World' set to premiere Friday, June 27
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:30 pm
The eagerly anticipated premiere date for the comedy series "Girl Meets World" from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World") has been set for Friday, June 27 (9:45 p.m.), on Disney Channel.
Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 pm
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

Stefani and new coach Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
'The Voice' Live Tour part of Seneca Casinos 'Summer Rush' lineup
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:05 pm
Joining the all-star "Summer Rush 2014" lineup at Seneca Casinos is "The Voice" Live Tour on Friday, July 11. The concert features singers from this season, as well as winners and finalists from previous seasons.
Goo Goo Dolls live EP 'Warner Sound Sessions' out now
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have released a live EP, "Warner Sound Sessions­," available digitally via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series "The Live Room" at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features four tracks from the band's highly acclaimed new album "Magnetic," as well as the classic hit "Slide."
Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:10 pm
It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Two decades later, Train is a highly successful pop-rock act thanks to the breakout album "Drops of Jupiter" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The Grammy Award-winning act will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Artpark welcomes Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Ziggy Marley, Megadeth to Lewiston
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark & Company announced another batch of bands Monday in the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. Tickets for these events will go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Acts include:

Buffalo Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's jersey next season
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters.
Summer's No. 1 reality series, 'America's Got Talent,' brings judges' auditions to New York and LA
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent," ranked the no. 1 summer reality series, continues season nine with the judges' auditions in New York and Los Angeles in front of a live audience and hosted by Nick Cannon.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
NBC's 'The Voice' names Chris Martin as key adviser for current season's 'The Battles: Round Two'
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 11:35 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series "The Voice" has confirmed Coldplay frontman Chris Martin as the key adviser for the current season. As part of a new format change, Martin will serve as a mentor for the artists on each of the four teams, a "Voice" first.
'The Voice': Ria Eaton is a rags-to-riches story
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 12:50 pm
INTERVIEW: "The Voice" is a life-changing opportunity for singer Ria Eaton. To put it bluntly, her appearance on the hit NBC reality series was like winning the lottery - a one-in-a-million shot to be plucked from obscurity, and to work with musicians she'd never be able to work with on her own.
The Band Perry featured in 'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' exhibit at Annenberg Space for Photography
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 08:50 pm
2014 ACM Award-nominees The Band Perry was recently announced as featured in the Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition "Country: Portraits of an American Sound."
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry hit the road for summer amphitheater and arena tour
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:00 pm
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheater and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T's.
Artpark's first announced acts are OMG-worthy
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Across Facebook, Artpark patrons are frantically searching for an emoticon to represent a jaw dropping to the floor.
Dominik Hasek named to Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame selection committee today announced the induction of Dominik Hasek into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, will be officially inducted as the 42nd member of the Sabres Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 29, prior to the team's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center.

Hasek, who was originally acquired by the Sabres from the Chicago Blackhawks on Aug. 7, 1992, remains one of the most decorated goaltenders in team and league history.

Artpark and Funtime Presents welcome Sarah McLachlan to Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Bills and Giants to kick off preseason in 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
Meet Hera, the pilot from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
Hera is the heart of the Ghost crew from "Star Wars Rebels." The Twi'lek is an ace pilot, able fighter, and is revealed to fans in this behind-the-scenes video featuring creator interviews, character sketches and animation previews.
Meet Sabine, the no-nonsense heroine from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 09:40 am
Sabine is a key member of the Ghost crew in "Star Wars Rebels." As seen in this special video, featuring early design concepts, animation tests and final art, Sabine is unlike any "Star Wars" character - especially in her love for blowing things up and tagging her work with graffiti.
Meet Zeb, the muscle from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 09:00 pm
Every team needs a tough guy. Introducing Zeb, the (smart) muscle of the Ghost crew from Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels."
Meet Ezra from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:50 pm
In "Star Wars Rebels," fans will see the rise of the Rebellion through Ezra, a 14-year-old con artist who learns to fight for a greater good. The seemingly reluctant hero is revealed here in a video filled with character concept art, early animation, and creator interviews.
Artpark welcomes Morrissey
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 01:10 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime Presents welcome Morrissey to Lewiston for a concert Monday, June 16. Kristeen Young is the opening act. It's a 7 p.m. gate.
Meet Kanan, the cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:05 pm
Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor's Jedi purge and one of the main characters of "Star Wars Rebels."
'Chicago Fire,' 'Parenthood,' 'Grimm' and 'Parks and Recreation' original digital series debut in February
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:50 pm
To help viewers remain engaged with their favorite programs during the Feb. 6-23 Sochi Olympics, NBC is offering original digital series for four of its popular series: "Chicago Fire," "Parks and Recreation," "Grimm" and "Parenthood."
'The Lego Movie,' lauded for its message, wins Truly Moving Picture Award
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
"The Lego Movie," from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.
Niagara Falls fans can get up close and personal with 3 Doors Down
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 04:40 pm
Interview: Southern rockers 3 Doors Down are giving fans a chance to catch their set in a way so intimate you'd think you were sharing a living room, or jamming in a basement.
Fan favorite 'Psych' to conclude after eight seasons, Wednesday, March 26
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 08:10 pm
USA has announced its original scripted comedy series "Psych" will end its successful run after eight seasons on Wednesday, March 26, at 9/8c. The "Psych After Show," a one-hour live show featuring a Q-and-A with the entire cast and show creator Steve Franks, will follow it at 10 p.m.